TCM Herbalism:Medicinals and Classifications. ✵The TCM herbalism is also known as pharmaceutics of Traditional Chinese Medicine, or Chinese pharmaceutics, is the branch of health science dealing with the preparation, dispensing, and proper utilization of Chinese herbs. It is majorly composed of Introduction of Chinese Medicinals, Classification of Chinese Herbs, Formulas, and Patent medicines.

Classifications of Herbs:Aromatic Stimulants Herbs.

 TCM Herbs Icon11 Introduction: Aromatic Stimulants Herbs:also known as aromatic orifice-opening herbs, an agent or substance, fragrant in flavor, with a resuscitating effect, used for emergency treatment of impairment or loss of consciousness, also known as stimulant or orifice-opening herbs.

Classifications of Herbs.

 TCM Herbs Icon 11 Introduction: The Aromatic Stimulants Herbs. are known including:, , , .

 ✵Till the date March 19th, 2020, there are Totally [4] kinds of common TCM herbs, [6] kinds of related plant species, are recorded in this category. These Aromatic Stimulants Herbs. are briefly introduced separately:


 Styrax Brief Introduction: The Herb Styrax is the purified, semi-fluid, viscid balsam obtained from the trunk of Liquidamber orientalis Miller(family Hamamelidaceae), used as an aromatic stimulant for treating loss of consciousness due to apoplexy, and also for relieving angina pectoris. The herb is commonly known as Styrax, Storax, Storesin, Oriental Sweetgum, Sū Hé Xiānɡ.

 Liquidambar orientalis Mill. ✵Common herbal classics and other famous herbal classics defined the herb Styrax(Storax) as the purified, semi-fluid, viscid balsam(resins) obtained from the trunk of the species (1). Liquidambar orientalis Mill. It is a plant of the Acorus L. genus, the Araceae family of the Arales order. This commonly used species is introduced as:

 Liquidambar orientalis Mill. (1).Liquidambar orientalis Mill.:  It is commonly known as Sū Hé Xiāng Shù. Trees, 10~15 m tall. Leaves alternate; With a long handle; Stipules small, caducous; Leaf blade palmately 5-lobed, occasionally 3-lobed or 7-lobed, lobes ovate or oblong-ovate, apex acute, base cordate, margin serrate. Flowers small, unisexual, monoecious, most into a round head, yellow-green. Inflorescence of male flowers arranged racemically; Male flowers without perianth, only bracts; Stamens mostly, anthers rounded, 2-locule, filaments short. Inflorescence of female flowers solitary; Drooping flower stalks; Perianth fine; Stamen degeneration; Pistil numerous, base connate, ovary semi-inferior, 2-locules, ovules numbered, 2 styles, curved. Fruit globose, ca. 2.5 cm in diameter, most capsules clustered, with persistent spinous style; Capsule apex beaked, dehiscent at maturity. 1 or 2 seeds, narrowly oblong, flattened, apex winged.

 Liquidambar orientalis Mill.Liquidambar orientalis Mill. Ecological Environment: It grows in moist fertile soil. The plant was originally produced in South Asia minor, such as Turkey, northern Syria region, now also introduced and cultivated in Guangxi and other southern areas of China.

 Liquidambar orientalis Mill. Trait identification: It is semi-fluid thick liquid, brown or dark brown, translucent. It is thick and thick, and when provoked, it is gelatinous and continuous. The mass of it is bigger than water. Smells fragrance, taste bitter, spicy, chewing sticky teeth. This product dissolves in 90% ethanol, sulfur disulfide, chloroform or glacial acetic acid, and slightly dissolves in ethyl ether. The resin which is viscous like caramel, delicate quality, translucent, into silk in dripping, no impurities, the strong fragrance is better.


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